The Land Alliance is pleased to announce the donation of the 193 Underhill Road property in Matinecock. The parcel, consisting of 2.3 acres, was given to the Land Alliance by Mr. and Mrs. James MacDonald and family.

The MacDonalds are residents of Locust Valley where they have operated M&A Landscaping for many years. The property served as an auxiliary nursery for their business but also became a quiet refuge for the family. Among the commercial shrubbery, the Macdonalds planted beds of everything from leeks to watermelons to grapes. They would invite friends and neighbors to share in the harvest or simply enjoy an evening under the whimsical pergola blanketed in grapevines. When the family decided it was time to part ways with the property, they saw an opportunity for local conservation.

The MacDonalds’ generosity has ensured the permanent preservation of the property for the enjoyment of nature and open space. The Land Alliance looks forward to working with the community to identify just the right use!